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Cecil Espy

Cecil Edward Espy

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: January 20, 1963 in San Diego, CA
High School: Point Loma HS (San Diego, CA)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1980 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 2, 1983 (Age 20.225)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1988 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rangers/Pirates/Reds/Dodgers 1983-1993

Final Game: June 13, 1993 (Age 30.144)
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1983 20 LAD NL 20 12 11 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .273 .333 .364 .697 95 4 0 0 0 0 0 8
1987 24 TEX AL 14 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 .000 .111 .000 .111 -67 0 1 0 0 0 0 /79
1988 25 TEX AL 123 376 347 46 86 17 6 2 39 33 10 20 83 .248 .288 .349 .637 77 121 2 1 5 3 1 78D/96234 RoY-8
1989 26 TEX AL 142 527 475 65 122 12 7 3 31 45 20 38 99 .257 .313 .331 .644 81 157 2 2 10 2 2 *8/D79
1990 27 TEX AL 52 82 71 10 9 0 0 0 1 11 5 10 20 .127 .235 .127 .361 4 9 1 0 1 0 0 8/9D74
1991 28 PIT NL 43 92 82 7 20 4 0 1 11 4 0 5 17 .244 .281 .329 .610 72 27 0 0 3 2 0 89/7
1992 29 PIT NL 112 211 194 21 50 7 3 1 20 6 3 15 40 .258 .310 .340 .650 85 66 3 0 1 1 2 987
1993 30 CIN NL 40 76 60 6 14 2 0 0 5 2 2 14 13 .233 .368 .267 .635 74 16 2 0 0 2 0 7/9
8 Yrs 546 1385 1248 160 304 43 16 7 108 103 40 104 277 .244 .301 .321 .622 74 400 11 3 20 10 5
162 Game Avg. 162 411 370 47 90 13 5 2 32 31 12 31 82 .244 .301 .321 .622 74 119 3 1 6 3 1
TEX (4 yrs) 331 994 901 122 217 29 13 5 71 91 35 69 205 .241 .296 .319 .614 72 287 6 3 16 5 3
PIT (2 yrs) 155 303 276 28 70 11 3 2 31 10 3 20 57 .254 .301 .337 .638 81 93 3 0 4 3 2
LAD (1 yr) 20 12 11 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .273 .333 .364 .697 95 4 0 0 0 0 0
CIN (1 yr) 40 76 60 6 14 2 0 0 5 2 2 14 13 .233 .368 .267 .635 74 16 2 0 0 2 0
AL (4 yrs) 331 994 901 122 217 29 13 5 71 91 35 69 205 .241 .296 .319 .614 72 287 6 3 16 5 3
NL (4 yrs) 215 391 347 38 87 14 3 2 37 12 5 35 72 .251 .315 .326 .641 80 113 5 0 4 5 2

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1983 20 LAD NL 20 12 1 -1 0 1 0 1 0.1 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.1 0.1 1 8
1987 24 TEX AL 14 9 -2 0 -0 1 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .493 .499 -0.2 0.1 -1 /79
1988 25 TEX AL 123 376 -9 4 3 3 -3 -2 -0.2 13 10 1.0 .498 .498 0.7 0.1 7 $62,500 78D/96234 RoY-8
1989 26 TEX AL 142 527 -13 1 2 7 1 -3 -0.2 19 16 1.6 .498 .498 0.9 0.9 9 $97,500 *8/D79
1990 27 TEX AL 52 82 -9 0 -0 3 -0 -7 -0.7 3 -4 -0.4 .486 .495 -0.7 0.2 -6 $162,500 8/9D74
1991 28 PIT NL 43 92 -4 2 1 -1 -0 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .495 .499 0.2 -0.1 2 89/7
1992 29 PIT NL 112 211 -4 -0 1 -6 -2 -11 -1.3 6 -5 -0.6 .489 .492 -0.0 -0.9 1 $250,000 987
1993 30 CIN NL 40 76 -2 -1 -0 1 -0 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.0 .494 .498 -0.2 0.1 -1 $400,000 7/9
8 Seasons 546 1385 -43 5 6 8 -4 -27 -2.8 47 20 1.7 .494 .497 0.8 0.5 11 $972,500
TEX (4 yrs) 331 994 -33 5 4 13 -2 -13 -1.2 35 22 2.1 .496 .498 0.7 1.3 8 $322,500
PIT (2 yrs) 155 303 -8 2 1 -7 -2 -13 -1.5 9 -3 -0.6 .491 .494 0.2 -1.0 3 $250,000
LAD (1 yr) 20 12 1 -1 0 1 0 1 0.1 0 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.1 0.1 1
CIN (1 yr) 40 76 -2 -1 -0 1 -0 -2 -0.2 2 -0 -0.0 .494 .498 -0.2 0.1 -1 $400,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1991 28 PIT NL NLCS ATL L 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 29 PIT NL NLCS ATL L 4 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .667 .667 .667 1.333 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 6 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .400 .400 .400 .800 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLCS 6 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .400 .400 .400 .800 2 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1983 LAD NL 20 CF 15 1 1 31.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 1 23 3.48 0.80 .983 2.79 2.77
1983 LAD NL 20 OF 15 1 1 31.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 1 23 3.19 0.73 .980 2.26 2.26
1987 TEX AL 24 OF 8 2 2 30.0 9 8 1 0 1 1.000 1 36 2.70 1.13 .980 2.31 2.29
1987 TEX AL 24 LF 5 1 1 17.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 7 2.12 0.80 .975 2.12 2.08
1987 TEX AL 24 RF 3 1 1 13.0 5 4 1 0 1 1.000 1 74 3.46 1.67 .980 2.15 2.10
1988 TEX AL 25 OF 98 79 62 728.0 212 196 10 6 0 .972 4 6 2.55 2.10 .979 2.47 2.45 RoY-8
1988 TEX AL 25 LF 52 43 36 378.2 110 101 7 2 0 .982 3 10 2.57 2.08 .977 2.26 2.24 RoY-8
1988 TEX AL 25 CF 46 31 23 301.1 92 88 1 3 0 .967 2 8 2.66 1.93 .985 2.91 2.89 RoY-8
1988 TEX AL 25 DH 12 3 RoY-8
1988 TEX AL 25 RF 8 5 3 48.0 10 7 2 1 0 .900 -2 -40 1.69 1.13 .974 2.23 2.22 RoY-8
1988 TEX AL 25 SS 3 0 0 5.0 4 2 1 1 0 .750 -0 -120 5.40 1.00 .970 4.68 4.67 RoY-8
1988 TEX AL 25 C 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 6.30 6.15 1 0 0 0 0 RoY-8
1988 TEX AL 25 1B 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 2.00 .990 9.45 9.50 RoY-8
1988 TEX AL 25 2B 1 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.72 5.10 RoY-8
1989 TEX AL 26 OF 133 109 99 1004.1 289 281 5 3 2 .990 7 8 2.56 2.15 .980 2.42 2.39
1989 TEX AL 26 CF 131 108 98 986.1 284 276 5 3 2 .989 7 8 2.56 2.15 .984 2.78 2.75
1989 TEX AL 26 DH 3 2
1989 TEX AL 26 LF 3 1 1 14.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.29 0.67 .975 2.19 2.13
1989 TEX AL 26 RF 1 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.30
1990 TEX AL 27 OF 39 16 7 173.0 57 56 1 0 0 1.000 3 18 2.97 1.46 .981 2.39 2.36
1990 TEX AL 27 CF 28 14 6 133.0 49 48 1 0 0 1.000 4 41 3.32 1.75 .985 2.74 2.71
1990 TEX AL 27 RF 9 2 1 32.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -45 1.97 0.78 .979 2.22 2.21
1990 TEX AL 27 DH 4 0
1990 TEX AL 27 LF 4 0 0 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -105 2.25 0.50 .980 2.14 2.15
1990 TEX AL 27 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.20
1991 PIT NL 28 OF 35 17 11 192.0 59 54 3 2 2 .966 -1 -6 2.67 1.63 .983 2.28 2.27
1991 PIT NL 28 CF 25 11 9 130.1 42 41 0 1 0 .976 1 6 2.83 1.64 .985 2.59 2.58
1991 PIT NL 28 RF 11 6 2 56.2 16 12 3 1 2 .938 -2 -34 2.38 1.36 .980 2.06 2.05
1991 PIT NL 28 LF 2 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.80 0.50 .980 2.16 2.15
1992 PIT NL 29 OF 82 25 21 355.2 88 83 1 4 0 .955 -6 -20 2.13 1.02 .983 2.34 2.34
1992 PIT NL 29 RF 56 12 10 210.2 48 45 1 2 0 .958 -2 -11 1.97 0.82 .979 2.08 2.08
1992 PIT NL 29 CF 18 6 5 81.0 25 25 0 0 0 1.000 0 6 2.78 1.39 .989 2.80 2.80
1992 PIT NL 29 LF 11 7 6 64.0 15 13 0 2 0 .867 -4 -79 1.83 1.18 .979 2.17 2.16
1993 CIN NL 30 LF 18 11 8 109.0 28 24 2 2 0 .929 1 11 2.15 1.44 .975 2.11 2.10
1993 CIN NL 30 OF 18 11 8 110.0 29 25 2 2 0 .931 1 11 2.21 1.50 .979 2.34 2.33
1993 CIN NL 30 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
8 Seasons OF 428 260 211 2624.0 754 714 23 17 5 .977 9 4 2.53 1.72 .980 2.40 2.37
6 Seasons CF 263 171 142 1663.0 504 490 7 7 2 .986 15 11 2.69 1.89 .985 2.79 2.76
7 Seasons LF 95 63 52 595.2 162 147 9 6 0 .963 -0 -1 2.36 1.64 .977 2.21 2.19
7 Seasons RF 89 26 17 365.1 86 75 7 4 3 .953 -6 -18 2.02 0.92 .979 2.11 2.11
1 Season SS 3 0 0 5.0 4 2 1 1 0 .750 -0 -120 5.40 1.00 .970 4.68 4.67
2 Seasons 2B 2 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.01 5.15
1 Season C 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 6.30 6.15 1 0 0 0 0
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 2.00 .990 9.45 9.50
8 Seasons TOT 436 260 211 2635.1 760 718 24 18 5 .976 8 4 2.53 1.70 .980 2.42 2.43 1 0 0 0 0
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Triples s c a p y
1988 AL  6 (9th)
1989 AL  7 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1988 AL  33 (7th)
1989 AL  45 (2nd)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
1988 AL  10 (6th)
1989 AL  20 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1991 NL  2 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1991 NL  2 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1989 AL  7 (3rd)
Career  15 (94th)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1989 AL  .989 (3rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1989 AL  .990 (5th)

Youngest s c a p y
1983 NL  born 1963-01-20 (3rd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 6 (1731), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 1 (2988), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (397th), 1.7 career WAR/2.3 7yr-peak WAR/2.0 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1988 25 Texas Rangers $62,500 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 26 Texas Rangers $97,500* ?
1990 27 Texas Rangers $162,500 ? USA Today
1992 29 Pittsburgh Pirates $250,000 ? 4/2/92 USA Today
1993 30 Cincinnati Reds $400,000 ? USA Today
Career to date (may be incomplete)$972,500
Disputed Salaries
*1989 - $95,000 - 11/1/89 NYT -
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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